They gave me an umbrella on a rainy day! Totally worth the $995 annual fee?! Right after the TIF meeting I went over to the lounge and was surprised they don’t have any sort of sophisticated verification method to ensure that my Luxury Card is still valid. Take that information any way you want. They just looked at my card and wrote down my name and last 4 on the sign in sheet.
My card is still valid since I have till January 2018 until the $995 annual fee hits. This is all because the SCRA fee waiver has been discontinued. Upon entering you can order coffee, hot coco, water, and Starbucks bottled drinks from the menu. Also snacks are offered as well. The lounge has a coat rack, bathroom and kitchen all hidden behind the back wall. The bathroom is well appointed with Luxury soap that the Queen of England uses for her hands when they are gross.
There have been some reviews of the lounge here and here. The lounge is located at 645 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK, NY and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Go on a rainy day, look all drenched and pathetic, and you might get a free umbrella!
The lounge was empty on a Thursday afternoon. Staff was friendly and the Fiji water and snacks were endless. We had some good conversations about the future of the economy and politics with the staff. I definitely recommend a visit, make sure you you have the physical card in hand. I am almost sold on a product change to the $195 Titanium Card if more of these things pop up around the world.